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Hyattsville Crime Map: Gun, Machete Used in Robbery

Victim violently robbed near West Hyattsville Apartment Complex.

Hyattsville Police are on the lookout for a group of suspects involved with a violent armed robbery which took place last week near the Kirkwood Apartments in West Hyattsville. 

Police say that at about 9:45 p.m., a man was approached by two Hispanic men as he sat in his car on the 2600 block of Kirkwood Place. One of the suspects, wearing a gray sweater, black ski mask and bearing what police think might be a 9mm handgun, approached the drivers side door of the victim's car, placed the gun against the victim's head and demanded money. A second suspect also approached the car bearing a machete.

The gun-toting suspect then punched the victim in the head before making off with cash, jewlery and a cell phone.

The victim watched as his assailants fled the scene in a car occupied by two other Hispanic men, according to police.

Sgt. Chris Purvis, public information officer for the Hyattsville City Police Department said that police responded immediately to the scene and conducted a canvas of the area but were unable to locate the suspects. Surrounding police jurisdictions were also alerted to the incident.

April 3, 2012 BURGLARY 7600 blk Wells Boulevard sometime between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. Someone broke into a residence in this area and removed property. (missed on early crime report) April 7, 2012 THEFT 3300 blk Gumwood Drive sometime between 7:00 p.m. on 4-6-12 and 12:45 p.m. on 4/7/2012 Someone stole two bicycles from the front porch of a residence in this area. April 8, 2012 VEHICLE THEFT 6000 blk Jamestown Road sometime during the night Someone stole a 1997 Nissan Maxima that had been parked in this area. April 8, 2012 DISORDERLY CONDUCT 6200 blk Belcrest Road at approximately 4:00 a.m. A suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct. April 8, 2012 DISORDERLY CONDUCT 5000 blk 38th Avenue at approximately 8:30 a.m. A suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct. April 8, 2012 THEFT 3600 blk East West Highway at approximately 11:45 a.m. A suspect was arrested for shoplifting at a drug store in this area. April 9, 2012 THEFT 3500 blk East West Highway at approximately 10:45 a.m. A suspect was arrested for shoplifting at a store at the mall. April 9, 2012 THEFT 3500 blk East West Highway at approximately 3:30 p.m. An unknown suspect stole a watch from a jewelry store kiosk at the mall. April 9, 2012 THEFT 3500 blk East West Highway at approximately 7:00 p.m. A suspect was arrested for shoplifting at a store at the mall. April 9, 2012 THEFT 3500 blk East West Highway at approximately 9:00 p.m. A suspect was arrested for shoplifting at a store at the mall. April 11, 2012 THEFT 3500 blk East West Highway at approximately 12:45 p.m. A suspect was arrested for shoplifting at a store at the mall. April 11, 2012 THEFT FROM AUTO 3500 blk East West Highway sometime between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Someone broke into a vehicle parked in this area and removed property. April 11, 2012 VEHICLE THEFT 3500 blk East West Highway at approximately 6:45 p.m. An unknown suspect stole a 2004 Nissan Maxima which had been left running while the owner got out and use an ATM machine. April 11, 2012 ROBBERY 2600 blk Kirkwood Place at approximately 9:45 p.m. While sitting in a parking lot in this area, the victim was approached by four unknown suspects, one who was armed with a handgun and another with a machete. They demanded cash from the victim, struck him and fled with cash, jewelry and a cell phone. April 12, 2012 VEHICLE THEFT 5700 blk 29th Avenue sometime between 6:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. Someone stole a 2001 Acura which had been parked in this area. It was recovered by Montgomery County Police after having been involved in a hit and run accident. April 12, 2012 BURGLARY 5600 blk 30th Avenue sometime between 8:00 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. Someone broke into a residence in this area and removed property. April 12, 2012 THEFT 3500 blk East West Highway at approximately 3:00 p.m. A suspect was arrested for shoplifting at a store at the mall. April 12, 2012 THEFT 3500 blk East West Highway at approximately 5:30 p.m. A suspect was arrested for shoplifting at a store at the mall. April 12, 2012 THEFT 3500 blk East West Highway at approximately 6:15 p.m. A suspect was arrested for shoplifting at a store at the mall. April 13, 2012 SHED BURGLARY 5700 blk 30th Avenue sometime during the night Someone broke into a shed in this area and removed property. April 13, 2012 THEFT 3500 blk East West Highway at approximately 3:45 p.m. A suspect was arrested for shoplifting at a store at the mall. April 13, 2012 THEFT 3500 blk East West Highway at approximately 6:00 p.m. A suspect was arrested for shoplifting at a store at the mall. April 14, 2012 VANDALISM TO AUTO 3300 blk Lancer Place sometime during the night Someone broke out the driver side window and broke off the side view mirror of a vehicle parked in this area. April 14, 2012 THEFT 3500 blk East West Highway at approximately 3:00 p.m. A suspect was arrested for shoplifting at a store at the mall.

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